Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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62 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Nate Aden

Senior Associate

Sheela Cao

Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager, Climate

Sheela Cao.

Xixi Chen

Manager, Clean Energy

Xixi Chen

Yidan Chen

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yidan Chen

Ke Chen

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Ke Chen

Yanan Deng

Project Operations Manager, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yanan Deng

Helen Ding

Senior Economist

Rivvy Eisenberg

Grants & Finance Specialist, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Xiaoyu Fan

Research Analyst, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Xiaoyu Fan

Li Fang

Country Director, WRI China

Li Fang

Liu Fengwei

FOLU China Director, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Liu Fengwei

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Research Associate, Energy Program

Tatsatom Gonçalves

Yuchen Guo

Data Associate, Research, Data & Innovation, WRI China

Yuchen Gao

Xiaoying Guo

Project Coordinator, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Xiaoying Guo

Arya Harsono

Research Analyst II, New Climate Economy

Zhuohui Huang

Research Analyst , Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Zhuohui Huang

Natalie Ichtertz

Field Accounting Support Manager

Zhaoqianyi (Zhao) Ji

Research Analyst, Greenhouse Gas Protocol

Zhaoqianyi (Zhao) Ji.

Xiaoqian Jiang

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Yuke Kirana

Data Analyst, Systems Change Lab

Yuke Kirana

Katie Lebling

Associate II, Carbon Removal and Industrial Decarbonization

Katie Lebling.

Yating Li

Research Analyst, Sustainable Investment Program, WRI China

Yating Li

Jiaying Lin

Research Analyst, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Jiaying Lin

Anqi Liu

Senior Accountant

Zoe Liu

Office Assistant, WRI China

Zoe Liu

Chuyi Lu

Gender Mainstreaming and Youth Intern, NDC Partnership

Chuyi Lu.

Lu Lu

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI Chin

Lu Lu

Christine Luttmer

Project Manager, Country Engagement, NDC Partnership Support Unit

Christine Luttmer

Ziyi Ma

Research Analyst, Sustainable Finance Center

Ziyi Ma

Jie Meng

Operations Manager, WRI China

Jie Meng

Haigang Pei

Research Assistant, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Haigang Pei

Liqing Peng

Food and Agriculture Modeler

Liqing Peng

Shiyong Qiu

Research Associate, Sustainable Transition Center, WRI China

Shiyong Qiu

Courtney Romolt

Program Manager - Supply Chains

Courtney Romolt

Zhufang Shi

Development Manager, WRI China

Zhufang Shi

Tingting Sun

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Manager, WRI China

Tingting Sun

Jerin Tan

Digital Communications Manager, Global Restoration Initiative

Jerin Tan.

Jian Wan

Research Associate, Food and Natural Resources Program, WRI China

Jian Wan

Jessica Wang

Technical Associate, Electric School Bus Initiative, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Jessica Wang